Microsoft confirmed Windows Blue screen existence — large updating for the Windows 8 operating system, about which earlier arrived information from informal sources. About updating told Tami Reller in the official blog of Windows. By the experts of Windows, the updating leaves in 2013 and that Blue screen is its code name. Blue becomes continuation of Windows 8, but will contain also innovations. First, with an exit of updating the list of devices for “eight” will extend and there will be devices of “new form factors”. Secondly, in Blue there will be the functions added at requests of users of Windows 8. About which functions there is a speech, it isn’t specified yet. Microsoft will issue the “small”, seven-inch version of a tablet of Surface on the basis of Blue, and will finish the Windows interface, having given it look more habitual for users. In particular, one of early assemblies Blue screen, which has got to the Internet, gave a reason to assume that the company will return the Start-up button, which isn’t present in Windows 8 to OS, and will allow users to pass when loading system the starting screen with “live tiles”. Windows 8 left in October, 2012.
Google launched a service that will allow to track the movements of the Santa Claus in the Catholic Christmas (24 December). About this group reported in his blog. Using the service, which received the name of Google Santa Tracker, you will find out, in what city is Santa Claus, where he’s going on and how many gifts he had already spread. Location Santa is displayed on Google maps. Work with the Santa Tracker is not forbidden will be through the site, through the application for Android and by extension to the browser Chrome.
According to Bloomberg, Google has announced that it will be including a ‘Do Not Track’ button in Chrome. When activated, the user’s browsing history will not be given away to Google and other web services for tailored ads. This new feature falls in line with previous reports about Microsoft, Google and Apple offering more noticeable privacy disclosures in their apps and services. Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a ‘Do Not Track’ button to its Web browser.
LightBeam is pico projector that uses a webcam to track and reorient its display to suit any ad hoc surface, the piece of paper in your hand, the cover of a book, or the picture frame on your desk. The technology was developed by German researchers at the Darmstadt Technical University. Working prototype of LightBeam systems was constructed based on the Microsoft Kinect and a special camera that allows the system to create an interactive projection. Аs а tools of system controlling can be used any ordinary objects, which affords rotation, like glass or water bottles. Fore more information watch video below.
SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage product, will be getting a Metro-style application with Windows 8.Also coming for SkyDrive will be a desktop application for Internet Explorer and the ability to fetch remote files from the Web, the software giant revealed on its Building Window 8 blog. The desktop application will allow easy drag and drop upload and download support for SkyDrive, anywhere access to your data, offline access, and the power of Windows Explorer to manage your files and folders. SkyDrive will also sport a Fetch feature that Microsoft says is much more than just synching cloud files with a PC.
Start button has been with the Windows operating system ever since Windows 95, but it looks like that Windows 7 might be the last place you can see it.
Using the Kinect as some sort of “magic mirror”, researchers at the Technical University of Munich created an augmented reality application that lets people see what the insides of their bodies look like, as opposed to just seeing a reflection of themselves in the Kinect “mirror”
In his latest Building Windows 8 post, Steven Sinofsky introduces the Resilient File System, or ReFS, as a next generation file system built on the foundations of the NTFS. By reusing NTFS’ API / semantics engine, ReFS hopes to retain a high level of compatibility with NTFS features. ReFS will only be available inside Windows Server 8. Microsoft has plans to test it fully before making it available to Windows 8 client users. ReFS simply plugs into the storage stack like any existing file systems, and is built on the foundations of NTFS to maintain elements of compatibility.ReFS and Storage Spaces, a feature Microsoft detailed recently, were forged to complement each other for a complete storage system overhaul in Windows 8.
Microsoft Corporation and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for LG’s tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform.